December bracelet sales benefit Smiling Dog Rescue. This group began in January 2007 when Rica Powell was asked to help a smiling pit bull destined for euthanasia at a kill shelter in Southern Arizona. Being made aware of this one endangered innocent life led to a greater awareness of the enormous number of pit bull and pit bull-type dogs who too often end their lives in high kill shelters merely because of the way they look. Smiling Dog Rescue has since rehabilitated and re-homed nearly 6000 unwanted, stray and abandoned pit bulls, bully type dogs, and many other types of dogs from all over southern Arizona. Smiling Dog Rescue is committed to reducing the number of homeless, relinquished, abandoned and needlessly destroyed dogs. They strive to save as many adoptable dogs as possible.
Smiling Dog Rescue was contacted by a high kill shelter in the Phoenix area regarding a blind, diabetic, emaciated, sweet, 6-7 year old female dog that was to be euthanized ASAP as the shelter was not able to stabilize her. We scooped Faith up immediately, taking her to five different specialists over a weeks time and all but the last incredible veterinarian recommend euthanasia. Dr. Alexis Moreno saw a sparkle in Faith’s blind eyes and the rest is history! Before and After photos of Faith at 26 lbs and 65 lbs. Faith lived another 6 years, fat and happy, cherished till her last breath. Never Give Up!!
You can help Smiling Dog Rescue save more deserving pets like Faith by purchasing one-of-a-kind, handcrafted Beading Divas bracelets.
Cost per bracelet is $20. The bracelets make great gifts any time of year! The best selection is online via Etsy but in Tucson you can also buy bracelets at Fuchsia Spa in La Encantada Shopping Center, and Silver Sea Jewelry, in the historic 4th Avenue Shopping District. Silver Sea is open Tuesday-Sunday from noon-6pm (masks and social distancing required.)